Hillary Clinton's concession speech in the 2008 presidential election campaign had to thank her supporters while transitioning them to supporting her opponent, Barack Obama. Read how she used the soaring hall and the audience itself to pull this off. From The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series.
Pulitzer-winning playwright and public school teacher Margaret Edson gave this astonishing commencement speech at Smith College in 2008--entirely without notes. Part of The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series. Watch video at the link!
I got to see this TEDMED talk by swimmer Diana Nyad--all about her dreams, determination and defeat when trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. It's all prompted by the question she asks you: "What is it you're doing with this one wild and precious life of yours?" From the "Famous Speech Friday" series on The Eloquent Woman blog; more at the link.
Former Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz talks to graduates about failure--and why they should embrace it--in this plainspoken commencement speech. Our Famous Speech Friday post on The Eloquent Woman blog--with lessons you can learn from this speech.
Did you know Helen Keller had a career as a public speaker? In this video, you can hear her speaking; the blog post includes a famous anti-World-War I speech of hers. From The Eloquent Woman blog, this is one of our most-read posts in the "Famous Speech Friday" series.